Isaiah 60:19-22

19 1The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light;[a] but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.[b]
20 Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and 2your days of mourning shall be ended.
21 3Your people shall all be righteous; 4they shall possess the land forever, 5the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I might be glorified.[c]
22 6The least one shall become a clan, and the smallest one a mighty nation; 7I am the LORD; in its time I will hasten it.

Isaiah 60:19-22 Meaning and Commentary



As, in the two preceding chapters, the hypocrisy and formality, the profaneness and immorality, that should abound in the latter day, and even among professors of religion, are prophesied of; so, in this, a very ample account is given of latter daylight and glory; of both the spiritual and personal reign of Christ, with the latter of which it concludes. The light and glory of the church, in the spiritual reign, are described, Isa 60:1-3 the numerous conversions of persons to it from all quarters, east and west particularly, are prophesied of, Isa 60:4-8, the great usefulness those should be of unto it, in enriching it, and building it up, and in glorifying it, is declared, Isa 60:9-13, as also the subjection of enemies to it; the favours it should receive from kings, and the fame and renown of it through all nations and ages, Isa 60:14-16, its riches, prosperity, peace, and safety, Isa 60:17,18 and the chapter is concluded with an account of the more perfect state of the church in the personal reign of Christ, when there will be a perfection of light and righteousness; and the number of God's elect will be complete, and they will be all together, Isa 60:19-22.

Cross References 7

  • 1. Zechariah 14:6, 7; Revelation 21:23; Revelation 22:5; [Isaiah 24:23; Isaiah 30:26]
  • 2. Isaiah 35:10; Isaiah 65:19; Revelation 21:4
  • 3. Isaiah 52:1; Jeremiah 31:34
  • 4. Psalms 37:9; See Ezekiel 37:25
  • 5. Isaiah 61:3
  • 6. [Matthew 13:31]
  • 7. Habakkuk 2:3

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll, Septuagint, Targum add by night
  • [b]. Or your beauty
  • [c]. Or that I might display my beauty
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